One of the twentieth century's best theological ethicists, Heinz Eduard Todt personally experienced the struggle of Nazi Germany that so shaped Bonhoeffer. Todt said that the further he went, the closer he got to Bonhoeffer. In Authentic Faith he clarifies major dimensions of Bonhoeffer's ethics with precision and enables us to enter personally into the political, ecclesiastical, and family context in which Bonhoeffer wrote.
Todt first discusses Bonhoeffer's theology and ethics formed during his own tumultuous time and then focuses on how they can inform and influence contemporary history. Todt especially concerns himself with the present tasks in theology and in the church, clearing a path for understanding our lives through theology's eyes and drawing us toward the ethical wisdom we need to navigate the ideological struggles of our own time.
Authentic Faith shows an understanding of Bonhoeffer's spirit that makes this book a must for the shelves of any Bonhoeffer scholar and all students of social and theological ethics.